I once wanted to be a stand-up comedian and it is still something I will do on the side, as it coincides with my career of being a speaker, motivationally and humourously. But, in Steve's world, I believe the time he would spend on putting together a comedy set could better be spent working on helping others. It may not be a bad experience for him, and I do not want to speak for him, but the further along I go in personal development, the more stand-up comedy becomes less and less a career option. It is so hard to cover high-level topics in a comedy club setting. People are looking more to laugh than to think.
And Amit, if you really are passionate about it, I would go for it. I've been working on comedy for five years and just recently won a comedy contest. I won a week of emceeing and it was really a good experience and if you really think you have it, I would encourage you to go to a comedy club, not just a generic open mic nigbht because the majority of those acts are music and they're not really there to watch comedy, and when you're introduced, it's like, "oh, and here's a stand-up comedian, just sit through this and we'll be back to music or poetry readings." So look for comedy open mics. I know from experience.
They really are two difflerent worlds.
Last edited by Andrew Brunelle; 07-31-2007 at 06:12 PM.